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Jersey Central caboose that I added windows and a larger chimney.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:34 PM

Amazing!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 9:30 PM

Say, if you want to see some amazing weathering check this video out, it's from the October 2022 York Train Meet.  Skip ahead to 27:20 for the weathered cars or watch the whole vid, pretty darn interesting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmdOIwSt6E

Again, the weathering's not something I'd be interested in but I sure can appreciate the craftsmanship!

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6:55 PM

Depending on what you want you have to not go too far in the weathering dept.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6:32 PM

You know, while I appreciate all the effort that goes into a weathering job, and some are pretty amazing, I prefer to leave my stuff "as is."  Not realistic as far as real-world used-hard railroad equipment, but I like it. 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 4:19 PM

For HO scale passenger cars with no interior details it helps to weather the model with a dry brushed earth coating including the windows the weathered car on the right is in contrast to the unweatherd car on the left(MDC HO Harriman Passenger cars). 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 3:57 PM

I agree ,unless they have seats then the silhouettes are the way to go!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 3:39 PM

The Williams cars I've got are the same, they did the Lionel thing with the silhouettes. 

Honestly, I prefer the silhouette strips to clear windows.  They're good enough for my purposes, I don't need a detailed car interior. In fact, cars with strips (including the milk jug strips) seem to be a bit brighter when they're lit than when they have clear windows.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 1:50 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 1:30 PM

My Williams passenger cars have line drawings of people etched into the plastic windows.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 8:49 AM

I did the milk jug thing on the MTH passenger cars I've got that I didn't feel like putting people into.  It does look good!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 7:56 PM

Good idea I  know some lighted  Lionel cabeese had opaque windows like that!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 7:13 PM

No, I couldn't see, but that's a good idea.  With my way you can't see inside that there's nuthin' in there.

Quick story, I had four old Lionel cheapie cabooses I wanted to unload at a club show.  To make them more saleable I did the milk jug thing and glazed the open windows.

Well, a guy came by and bought all four at $5 each (all I wanted) and said "Wow! That's an interesting variation on those cabooses.  I've never seen any windows like that."  "Of course not," I replied, did it!"  He asked me how so I told him.  "Great idea!" he said, "I'll try it on some of my own!"

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6:13 PM

Well it may be hard to see,but I did add clear plastic from an old CD case in the inside to simulate glazed windows!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 4:42 PM

Now that's cool!  A nice high chimney so the smoke doesn't get in the eyes of the guy in the cupola!

Hey, you want to really improve the look of the caboose?  Do what I did, cut some strips out of empty milk jugs and glaze the windows. I really improves the look of those otherwise open holes! 

By the way, I used a golf tee on one of my own cabooses.  It's a BIG chimney! 

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Jersey Central caboose that I added windows and a larger chimney.
Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 3:01 PM

 

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